The England and Wales Cricket Board has recently increased the pay for domestic women cricketers.
An amount of 3.5 million pounds for women’s domestic game has been announced by the board today.
This uplifting move will greatly increase the number of professional women’s players, salaries, and also the average salary of players.
This month, the ECB is funding 7 professional women’s cricketers per region.
The salary pots for teams will also rise to 250,000 pounds.
The ECB has also increased staff salaries and capacity.
ECB’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Clare Connor says,
Everyone within cricket should be immensely proud of the game-changing progress of professional women’s domestic cricket since the implementation of the Transform Women’s and Girls’ Action Plan began in 2020.
Adding further, she says,
The significant increase in funding we are announcing today will not only continue to drive the performance standards of our domestic players across England and Wales, giving the women’s game more strength in depth, but critically we are creating a more equitable future for women and girls in our sport. Young girls have a clearer pathway in cricket than ever before, and the belief that they too can aspire to be professional cricketers.
Connor has also thanked all the players, support staff, and administrators who have helped make this program a success in England.
Women’s cricket in England is making rapid strides each year. The Women’s Hundred is seeing many young girls take part in the game.
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